SOURCE: Thinkronize, Inc.

September 12, 2006 08:00 ET

Thinkronize Named to Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies

With Three-Year Sales Growth of 415%, Thinkronize Ranks as 323rd Fastest-Growing Privately Held Company in U.S.

CINCINNATI, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- Thinkronize, the developers of netTrekker, America's #1 educational search engine, made its debut on the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. Started in 1982, the Inc. 500 list is determined using stringent accounting criteria and interviews with company management. The entire list is revealed in Inc. magazine's September issue.

"We are honored to be positioned among this elite group of companies," said Randy Wilhelm, Thinkronize's CEO. "Our growth is a testament to the pressing need for a safe and time-efficient search engine available at home and in school."

Thinkronize serves nearly 8.3 million students in 48 states. In addition, the company has developed a number of key partnerships with such leading brands as Apple, Dell, and Promethean.


To be eligible for this year's Inc. 500 list, companies had to be U.S.-based, independent and privately held through their fiscal year 2005, and have had at least $500,000 in net sales in the year of 2002. In addition, their 2005 sales had to exceed 2004 sales. Companies are ranked on cumulative three-year sales growth from 2002 to 2005. Inc. verifies all information using tax forms and audited financial statements from certified public accountants and by conducting interviews with company officials.

About the netTrekker Product Suite

The netTrekker product line includes award-winning educational search products for both the education (netTrekker classic and netTrekker d.i.) and consumer (netTrekker home) markets. Unlike ordinary search engines, products from the netTrekker suite provide fast and easy access to only the best, pornography-free, educational resources from the entire Internet in a safe, organized, standards-aligned format. Using netTrekker search engines, educators, school librarians, students, and parents save valuable time because they are directed to relevant, reliable, educator-selected websites every time -- meaning less time spent on searching and more time focused on learning. For more information about the netTrekker suite, visit

About Thinkronize

Thinkronize, an Internet developer of K-12 educational products, was founded in 1999 and grew out of a passion for and commitment to enhancing teaching and learning with the Internet and standards-based online resources. The company launched its flagship product, netTrekker classic, in October 2000 and has since expanded the product line to include netTrekker d.i., designed for use in schools to help educators meet individual students' learning needs, and netTrekker home, available for purchase by parents whose district or school has not yet purchased a netTrekker subscription. Peers, educators and parents have honored Thinkronize and the netTrekker product suite 16 times for their contribution to education. Thinkronize currently serves nearly 8.3 million students in 48 states, including adoptions by key districts and states nationwide. For more information visit or phone 877-517-1125.

Contact Information

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    Audrey Mann Cronin
    Middleberg Communications
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